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Strategies for Aging in Place: Preparing for Tomorrow’s Housing Needs Today A REALTOR® University Speaker Series Presentation

America’s population is aging: in 2015, the 65 and over population accounted for about one in seven of the population; by 2030, this ratio will rise to one in five, and by 2060, the ratio will be nearly at...

Sales to First-Time Buyers: 33 Percent of Sales in June 2016

First-time homebuyers appear to be getting back into the market more strongly with interest rates moving down to new lows. First-time buyers accounted for 33 percent of residential sales in June 2016, up from the 30 percent share in...

In What States Did Properties Sell Quickly in April–June 2016?

In the monthly REALTORS® Confidence Index Survey, the National Association of REALTORS® asks members “For the last house that you closed in the past month, how long was it on the market from listing time to the time the...

House Price Growth When Children are Teenagers—A Path to Higher Earnings? A REALTOR® University Speaker Series Presentation

Does house price appreciation prior to children attending college impact their future earnings as adults? This was the subject of a presentation at a recent REALTOR® University Speaker Series by Dr. Daniel Cooper, Senior Economist and Policy Advisor at...

REALTORS® Median Expected Price Change in Next 12 Months, By State, Based on April–June 2016 Surveys

In the monthly REALTORS® Confidence Index Survey (RCI), the National Association of REALTORS® asks members “In the neighborhood or area where you make most of your sales, what are your expectations for residential property prices over the next year?”...